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Kosovo fixes 340 MW coal unit, production to resume soon

Date: 21.01.2022 Author: Montel
Kosovo fixes 340 MW coal unit, production to resume soonPhoto: Montel

Kosovo’s power utility KEK has repaired a 340 MW unit at the Kosovo B coal-fired power plant, and it is expected to resume production early Saturday morning, a KEK spokesperson told Montel on

CBAM will cut Balkan power exports in half by 2040 – study

Date: 21.01.2022 Author: Peter Palčec
CBAM will cut Balkan power exports in half by 2040 – studyPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The European carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) will cut power exports from Western Balkan countries to the EU in half by 2040 if countries keep their lignite fleet and add new lignite units.

Kosovo allocates EUR 75m to mitigate power price hike

Date: 18.01.2022 Author: Visar Prebreza
Kosovo allocates EUR 75m to mitigate power price hikePhoto: © European Communities, 2009

Kosovo’s government has pledged EUR 75m to soften the blow of an energy price increase planned by the country’s energy regulator ERO due to recurring failures at its main power plants and high

Kosovo needs a new coal plant to avoid bigger energy crises – experts

Date: 13.01.2022 Author: Montel
Kosovo needs a new coal plant to avoid bigger energy crises – expertsPhoto: Fatos Bytyci

Given its huge lignite reserves, Kosovo should build a new coal-fired power plant with state funds or face even bigger energy crises in future, two independent energy experts told Montel this week.

Energy prices in Kosovo may double if tariff increase requests approved

Date: 13.01.2022 Author: Visar Prebreza
Energy prices in Kosovo may double if tariff increase requests approvedPhoto: Fatos Bytyci

The price of energy in Kosovo could double in 2022 if energy regulator ERO approves a request from power distribution company Keds and power supply company Kesco for a 95% increase in their earnings.

Kosovo to probe environmental impact of hydropower plants

Date: 11.01.2022 Author: Montel
Kosovo to probe environmental impact of hydropower plantsPhoto: Alenka Lena Klopčič

Kosovo risks losing 86 MW of hydropower capacity if the country’s national audit office establishes that these projects have damaged the environment or violated any regulations, the office said in a

Kosovo plans to add renewables through tenders, investors doubtful

Date: 05.01.2022 Author: Montel
Kosovo plans to add renewables through tenders, investors doubtfulPhoto: arhiv Energetike.NET

Kosovo plans to lower its reliance on coal by increasing renewable energy projects through tendering schemes, but the move has not been welcomed by certain wind energy investors.

Kosovo bans crypto mining activities to ease energy crisis

Date: 04.01.2022 Author: Visar Prebreza
Kosovo bans crypto mining activities to ease energy crisisPhoto: Fatos Bytyci

Kosovo’s economy minister announced on Tuesday that last week she had ordered a ban on crypto mining to ease energy consumption as the country faces an energy deficit and is experiencing power cuts

210 MW coal unit shuts down, Kosovo’s imports exceed 50%

Date: 30.12.2021 Author: Montel
210 MW coal unit shuts down, Kosovo’s imports exceed 50%Photo: KEK

A 210 MW unit at the Kosovo A coal-fired power plant was shut down on Thursday, forcing the country to import over 50% of its electricity, an official from the power utility KEK told Montel.

Kosovo’s lawmakers approve energy emergency declaration

Date: 30.12.2021 Author: Visar Prebreza
Kosovo’s lawmakers approve energy emergency declarationPhoto: Fatos Bytyci

Kosovo’s parliament on Wednesday approved the government’s motion to declare a state of energy emergency for the next 60 days.

Kosovo B coal plant to be fully operational again in late January

Date: 29.12.2021 Author: Montel
Kosovo B coal plant to be fully operational again in late JanuaryPhoto: Montel

Kosovo’s power utility KEK expects the 680 MW Kosovo B coal-fired power plant to become fully operational by 20 January, which should help the government reduce the power cuts it introduced a week

Kosovo declares state of emergency amid electricity crisis

Date: 27.12.2021 Author: Montel
Kosovo declares state of emergency amid electricity crisisPhoto: Andreja Krašna

Kosovo’s government has declared a state of emergency as an energy crisis has hit the poor Balkan nation in recent weeks following power plant outages and increasing import prices.



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